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Learning Log, Nov 2022

Branches of a tree filled with vibrant orange leaves

I refuse to believe that a whole month has passed; November went by in the blink of an eye.

  • My drawing generator site was approved for production Unsplash API use (5k requests per hour vs 50!). I started working on some topic-based filters, but they’re not quite ready yet.
  • I learned how to use Definitions in Mode, which I’m using to filter out activity coming from test accounts. It’s a little funky that you have to hit “Run” on the definition query in order to save changes to it, but otherwise cool and useful.
Two women and two men gathered around a table full of serving dishes ready to portion out. This photo is superimposed on top of a textural photo of small leaves scattered on a sidewalk.
My fiancé, Rahul, and I on Thanksgiving with a couple of our friends
  • The pandemic has shrunk my social circle and made me more of a homebody, so I’d like to get back out into the community and connect with others. I went to a new-to-me (masked) craft social at the end of the month and felt such incredible joy at simply working on little projects alongside others.
  • Likewise, in parallel play, a friend came over after work one night and we did yoga together, ate dinner, and then drew for an hour. It was adorable and immensely fulfilling.
Two collages: one in blue and grey, featuring the name cut out of a Japanese candy package, and some cloud shaped cut out of a photo of a cloudy sky. The other has the head of a photographic goldfish poking up from the bottom, under a cluster of red, orange, and pink scales cut from paper and drawn on. A six by three grid of random geometric shapes, drawn in a dark blue variegated ink

On the Internet


Via Austin Kleon:

“Any man can fight the battles of just one day,” begins a passage collected in Richmond Walker’s book of meditations for recovering alcoholics, Twenty-Four Hours a Day. “It is only when you and I add the burden of those two awful eternities, yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives men mad. It is remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday or the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us therefore do our best to live but one day at a time.”

Also: I'm in need of a phase. I know I read other articles this month but I don’t seem to have bookmarked anything else…


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